My grandmother always told her family that her gg grandmother was Cherokee. My grandmother was about 5'7 inches tall with the high cheekbones and jet black hair until right before she died of cancer at the age of 83. Her name was Katie Powers Hill from Whitley County, KY. Her mother was Elizabeth Bennett born 1861 Patterson Creek Whitley Co., KY d. 1941, Whitley County KY. Elizabeth's parents were Benjamin James Bennett b. 1819-Whitley County, KY, d. 1889-Whitley Co., married Rachel Catherine Pennington b. 1819-Knox Co, KY d. 1890-Whitley Co., KY Benjamins's parents were Amos Bennett b. 1791-Tn d. before 1870-Whitley Co., KY and Sarah Elizabeth Hamblin-b. 1797-NC
d. 1880 Whitley Co., KY I don't know who Amos Bennett's parents were. I need information on where the cherokee blood line comes in if it does. We always were told it was through the Bennett or Pennington line. My uncle who is 84 is wanting to find out about the Indian line. He did a DNA test from Ancestry, but they don't have results showing the bloodlines.
We also have Bennetts from the Powers line (My grandmother's father's side) Jesse Powers married a Rebecca Bennett b. 1796-TN d. 1879-Campbell Co. TN Rebecca's parents were John Bennett b. 1796-VA d. 1830-Whitley Co., KY and Rebecca Denee Ross b. 1768-d. 1830-Whitley Co., KY John's father was John M. Bennett b. 1750 Isle of Wight VA, d. 1798-VA and Elizabeth Sadler b. 1739-VA d. 1816 Liberty TN John M's father was Benjamin b. 1704-VA, d.1783-VA mother unknown, Elizabeth Sadler's parents were Thomas Sadler and Rebecca Featherstone, both born early 1700's in VA and died in VA in the late 1700's.
I hope someone out there can help me know where to go or know yourself if there is any way I can verify the Cherokee bloodline. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org